Introduction to College Writing / Edition 1

Introduction to College Writing / Edition 1

by Jean Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130803286

ISBN-13: 9780130803283

Pub. Date: 11/03/2000

Publisher: Longman

Using a step-by-step approach to writing, this book reminds its readers (and writers) that every professional person is a professional writer. It motivates them to learn about writing, challenges them to find something interesting to write about, and offers guidance while developing ideas into paragraphs and essays. Collaborative

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Using a step-by-step approach to writing, this book reminds its readers (and writers) that every professional person is a professional writer. It motivates them to learn about writing, challenges them to find something interesting to write about, and offers guidance while developing ideas into paragraphs and essays. Collaborative activities, extensive coverage of the writing process, a thorough usage review, and in-depth, practical instruction in rhetorical, are just some of the effective teaching tools in this guide to producing better writing. It also features quotations and anecdotes about writing from such experts and successful authors as Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, Ellen Goodman, Ken Macrorie, and more. Other reading selections include diverse topics and works by Maya Angelou, Anne Frank, Colin Powell, Alex Haley, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Gwendolyn Brooks. For preparation in the professional world of writing — letters, reports, proposals, evaluations, presentations, and speeches.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130803283
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/03/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to College Writing.

I. GETTING STARTED AS A COLLEGE WRITER.

1. Writing in Your Life.

2. Discovering Ideas.

3. Writing by Steps.

4. Seeing Through a Writer's Eyes (Descriptive Writing).

5. Writing with a Plan and a Purpose.

6. Organizing Your Essay.

7. Drafting Your Essay.

8. Revising Your Essay.

9. Writing with Computers.

II. DEVELOPING YOUR IDEAS.

10. Using Processes in Writing.

11. Using Classifications in Writing.

12. Using Comparison and Contrast in Writing.

13. Using Causes and Effects in Writing.

14. Using Narration in Writing.

15. Using Definitions in Writing.

III. EDITING SKILLS.

16. Writing Effective Sentences.

17. Avoiding Sentence Errors.

18. Achieving Sentence Variety.

IV. REVIEWING PUNCTUATION.

19. Using Commas Correctly.

20. Using Semicolons and Colons Correctly.

21. Using Apostrophes Correctly.

V. AVOIDING COMMON ERRORS.

22. Using Verbs Correctly.

23. Choosing the Right Word.

24. Using Pronouns Correctly.

Credits.

Index.

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